The Adirondacks shine in every season and winter is no exception. As many make their way towards Whiteface, snow and ice blanket the landscape. The secluded, quiet, and harsh landscapes can be intimidating, but venturing out into the wilderness during the snowy season can yield some of the most incredible adventures and beautiful scenes to be seen here.
Hiking is undoubtedly one of the Adirondack region’s most loved pastimes, but the fun does not stop once the snow flies! (plus you won’t have to worry about the blackflies!) Winter hikes are a great way to explore new places, see animal species that make themselves scarce during summer, and experience familiar places in a different and beautiful way.
Skiing in the Adirondacks often evokes images of Whiteface and Ski Jumps, but there is so much more snow-covered wilderness to explore! Guide ADK offers both Nordic (Cross Country) ski touring and Alpine Touring (AT) experiences, so whether you’re hoping to ski rolling terrain over a long distance or skin up and ski slides, we can get you out there! Never tried skiing before? That’s great, too! We at Guide ADK are thrilled to meet you at your comfort level so that you can enjoy more of winter at any speed!
For those who aren’t familiar, ice climbing is the act of ascending near-vertical walls or columns of ice (formed by flowing or seeping water that freezes and accumulates over the winter) using crampons and ice tools. The water-rich Adirondacks is home to some of the most incredible ice climbing on the East Coast. While it may seem dangerous and insecure to climb on ice, it can be just as safe as any other outdoor activity (with the right guidance). That’s where we come in!
Once winter takes hold in the Adirondacks, our summits can be as rugged and intimidating as their much bigger cousins elsewhere in the world. The change of seasons offers new views and vantage points, different trail characteristics, and some of the most staggering summit views imaginable. Traveling in the High Peaks during the winter months takes a great deal more caution, preparation, and gear. That’s why we’re here! We’ll outfit you with the gear you need to be comfortable and safe and then guide you into the frozen alpine world.
Our pricing is based on the types of adventure, gear to be used, length (time & mileage), and the number of people on your trip. Pricing is subject to change based on your specific trip details. If you have questions or concerns about pricing, please contact us directly!
Our “Request a Guide” form enables you to request dates and experiences online, as well as share some important information with us. Once you submit your form, we’ll reach out regarding availability and to chat with you personally to discuss the more detailed logistics of your trip planning! If we don’t have availability, we’ll work to find other dates or options that fit your schedule.
If you cancel 5 calendar days or more ahead of your booked trip, we will provide you with a full refund. If you cancel your trip less than 5 days ahead, you forfeit your deposit. We operate with this system to make sure our guides’ schedules are respected, acknowledging that they have planned around that income and a last-minute change can be disruptive. For exceptions during the time of Covid, please see below.
Every client is unique, and we realize you may have unanswered questions or are looking for something specific we haven’t outlined. Feel free to send us an inquiry and one of our guides will get back to you to discuss what services we can provide for you or your group.